A new book called Mainstreaming Torture
argues that torture has
been with us for a long time and remains with us and has been
mainstreamed and increased in acceptability in the years since Bush and
Cheney left office. We speak with the author, Rebecca Gordon. She
teaches in the Philosophy department at the University of San Francisco.
Previous publications include Letters From Nicaragua
and Cruel and Usual: How Welfare “Reform” Punishes Poor People
. She is an editor of WarTimes/Tiempo de guerras
, which seeks to bring a race, class, and gender perspective to issues of war and peace.